Air Arabia is a popular low-cost airline in the United Arab Emirates, founded 19 years ago in 2003. Its headquarter is at Sharjah International Airport, which is also the main hub of this airline.
It also has four other hubs in Abu Dhabi International Airport, Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, Borg El Arab International Airport in Alexandria, and Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca.
Now, it has a fleet size of 43, sending regular flights to 170 destinations across the world. It is the largest low-cost airline in the entire Middle East and North Africa.
It earned a net profit of AED 720 million in 2021, which was a record despite the negative effect of the pandemic.
Hence, Air Arabia is nominated as the ‘Airline of the Year’ during the Air Transport Awards 2022. It has signed a partnership with Etihad Airways, to provide the benefits of the Etihad Guest loyalty program to its passengers.
New direct flights of Air Arabia to Osh
Air Arabia has started direct flights on a new route in February 2022, between Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and Osh in Kyrgyzstan.
The first flight on this route started on February 20. Now, two flights are available in a week, departing from Sharjah every Friday and Sunday, while returning from Osh on Saturday and Monday.
These flights take off from Sharjah International Airport at 9:45 pm and reach Osh International Airport at 3:15 am. The return flights start from Osh at 4:25 am and reach Sharjah at 6:25 am.
Flight nos. G9 886 and G9 887 are available on this route. Airbus A320 is the aircraft used for these Air Arabia flights running between Sharjah and Osh.
Bookings are available online through the call center & COVID insurance coverage
The booking of all flights of Air Arabia can be done online through the website of this airline. The details of these flights and costs of air tickets are also available online, which helps passengers to choose the most suitable flight to their destination.
However, there are several call centers at various places where trained call center agents are available 24x 7. So, passengers can simply call them over the phone and receive answers to all their queries regarding the flights of Air Arabia and the offers of this airline.
Air Arabia strictly follows all the COVID-19 rules for the safety of passengers. This airline has introduced COVID-19 insurance coverage for taking care of the medical expenses and quarantine costs of passengers if they are detected with this infection.
When a person books an Air Arabia flight, he/she will automatically remain covered for 31 days from the first day of travel. This insurance coverage is applicable for online bookings and also when flight tickets are purchased through travel agents or third parties.
If a passenger is diagnosed with Covid-19 while traveling, he/she should immediately inform the airline authority via phone call, email, or Whatsapp message at the given contact details on the Air Arabia website.
Osh – the second largest city of Kyrgyzstan
Osh is the second largest city of Kyrgyzstan after the capital city Bishkek. Since it is located in the southern part of the country, it is also called the Capital of the South.
This ancient city in the Fergana Valley is assumed to be more than 3000 years old. It also served as the administrative seat of the Osh Region from 1939. It is quite close to the Uzbekistan border and is the home of several ethnic communities, like Russians, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, and Tajik.
It experiences a continental climate with very hot and dry summers, as well as chilling cold winters. It is connected to the rest of the country by two rail stations and railway lines that are also connected to neighboring Uzbekistan.
However, the flights to and from Osh International Airport are the only way of contact with a few other international cities.
Existing Air Arabia flights to Bishkek
Bishkek is the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. Hence, Air Arabia already runs several flights to Manas International Airport, which is only 25 Km away from the city center.
Regular direct and connecting flights are available to this city from different cities in the Middle East and other Asian countries.
Therefore, many travelers book flights on this airline when they need to visit Bishkek for any purpose. The booking of these flights can be done via the Air Arabia website or online travel agencies.
Air Arabia has added 43 new routes to its global network
Air Arabia introduced 43 new air routes to its global flight network during the first 9 months of 2021, which will run from its four hubs in the UAE, Egypt, and Morocco.
It also started a new air route connecting Cairo and Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan in December 2021. It started a direct flight between Sharjah and Osh in February 2022.
Air Arabia has posted a net profit
Air Arabia has achieved a net profit of $56.90 million (DH209 million) for only the short span of July – September 2021. This increase in profit is 575% compared to the profits for the same period in 2020 when all flights were canceled due to the heavy blow of the pandemic caused by Covid-19.
The profit increase was 174% during the second quarter of 2021, compared to the profit earned during the same period in 2020.
The flights of Air Arabia carried 1.9 million passengers during the third quarter of 2021, marking a turnover hike of 190% compared to the same span in 2020. The average seat load factor is calculated by the number of passengers traveling in a flight to the available seat number, which was 70 – 80% in 2021.
This airline posted a net profit of DH253 million during the total first 9 months of 2021, which is a 219% hike over the same term of the previous year.
Therefore, Air Arabia is the first choice of passengers traveling on air routes where flights of this airline are available.
Passengers are satisfied by the reasonable price range of flight tickets and efficient in-flight services that make their journey more comfortable.